Discover designer’s ideas on designing creative and colorful outdoor living and dining rooms.
On sunny days, the joyful palette of colors invites us to go for a walk and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. The closest encounter with Mother Nature is just a few steps away – in the garden or on the terrace. Here are some tips on designing these “outdoor living & dining rooms”.
Outdoor Furniture – Suitable for All Kinds of Weather
Outdoor furniture is an essential element of the garden, terrace, and balcony design. Chairs, lounge chairs, and tables for the outdoor spaces are made of materials resistant to weather conditions. Aluminum and wrought iron are the most popular metals while teak is the optimal choice among different types of wood.
Teak is a hardwood that can be found in Asia, for example, in India and Indonesia. Because it contains a high percentage of oils, it is very durable and resistant to moisture. This valuable wood is used for shipbuilding, as well as in the making of outdoor furniture.
Furniture made of materials such as bamboo and rattan is a great choice for glazed terraces and winter gardens, which are sheltered from rain and morning dew.
Styles and Colors for the Joy of Designing
The style that you have chosen for the interior design of your home should also create the look of the outdoor spaces. For example, aluminum chairs of simple design are a perfect fit for modern styles.
However, contemporary trends suggest an eclectic approach to design, thus placing these chairs in a variety of environments and design styles. A great richness of colors and designs helps them to blend in with all kinds of decorative styles.
These chairs are often combined with tables of the same material. On the other hand, new trends create many interesting pairings with teak, rattan, and other materials.
Romantic shapes of wrought iron furniture are reminiscent of the Mediterranean joie de vivre while teak brings the exotic charm of Asia.
Red, green, blue, orange, yellow, and purple, as well as many other colors, are all part of Mother Nature’s painting canvas. Cushions and tablecloths can be monochrome (one-colored) or colorful, the choice is yours.
Mix and match different fabric patterns – floral, geometric, ethnic, classic, etc.
After all, playful designs are very trendy.
Of course, the most beautiful is the smile of family members and friends who enjoy their leisure time in the pleasant and joyful atmosphere of your home.
Photographs: EGO Paris
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